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Arduino introduces Oplà IoT Kit for securing IoT projects

The entry-level kit comes with a set of eight self-assemble projects, showing how to easily turn everyday devices into ‘smart devices’, whether for the home or a workplace. No soldering is required to build the example projects.

For example, there are examples for Remote Controlled Lights (changing colour, light modes and switch on/off via your mobile), a Home Security Alarm (detecting motions and triggering warnings) and Inventory Control (to track goods in and out).

It is built around an Arduino MKR WiFi 1010, and data transfers can be cryptographically secured through the presence of the Microchip ECC508 crypto chip.

As well as supporting Amazon Alexa compatibility, to enable voice control, it also interfaces to the Arduino IoT Cloud.

The kit costs €99.00 and and you can claim 12 free months of subscription to the Arduino Create Maker Plan, to access an online coding platform. You can read more on the website.

The hardware includes:

  • MKR IoT Carrier including:
  • – Round OLED Display

    – Five capacitive touch buttons

    – On-board sensors (temperature, humidity, pressure and light)

    – Two 24 V relays

    – SD card holder

    – Plug and play connectors for different sensors

    – RGBC, Gesture and Proximity

    – IMU

    – 18650 Li-Ion rechargeable battery holder

    – Five RGB LEDs
  • Arduino MKR WiFi 1010
  • Plastic encasing
  • Micro USB cable
  • Moisture sensor
  • PIR sensor
  • Plug-and-play cables for all the sensors

“When creating the Oplà IoT Kit, we wanted to design a platform that would allow anyone to gain a complete experience of what the Internet of Things has to offer around the home or workplace and I really believe we have achieved this,” said Fabio Violante, CEO at Arduino.

“It is a great kit for users to build custom devices and enjoy being creative, no matter your level of experience. With this launch, we take yet another step towards lowering the barrier to entry for IoT development and cannot wait to see the projects created by users embracing connected devices both in their homes and at work.”

The Oplà IoT Kit follows the recent launch of the Arduino Explore IoT Kit (€99.00), featuring 10 step-by-step online education activities. That kit was aimed at high school and college students creating IoT projects.

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